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  1. Dern


    Just got a brand new pair of rbk 14k goalie skates. I got them heat moulded, put them on, tied them tight, and sat for about 10 minutes. After that, the guy working at the hockey store felt them, said that they were now cool, and that I could walk around in them. So I walked around in them for about 30 seconds. However, I just read the heat moulding instructions on the box, and it says that I shouldn't stand up in them after the heating. I am very very scared now! Did I mess up my skates? My friend says they should be fine, but I want your guy's opinions.
  2. yazomoto2008

    Bauer Supreme one.8

    Skate: Bauer Supreme one.8 Size: 8.5D Foot Type: Normal arch. Narrow heel with wider forefoot. Ht./Wt.: 6'0 175 lbs. Play Level: A level adult league. Play both Defense and Forward Previous skates worn: Nike Bauer Supreme one90; size 8.5D Purchased: December 2013 For my 18th birthday, my parents bought me the NBH Supreme one90. Had the skates baked and they fit perfectly from the start. Since this was my first experience using a skate with the hard shell, the top of the skates would dig into my upper ankle area since there wasn't much padding there. Once I got used to the skates though, my ankles did a better job of holding steady. Aside from that, I had no problems with the one90's for about 6 years. Up until recently, started developing lace bite on one foot likely due to the deterioration of the tongue. The tongue on the one90's is very thin, and I'm honestly surprised it hasn't given me problems until now. With the skates being relatively beat up from high school and rec hockey early on while playing non-checking adult league since then, it was time for new skates. Decided to go with a skate that would last long without going over the top in terms of price. I especially appreciate the tongue on this skate. Going back to the traditional style of tongue has allowed for my lace bite to recede. Blade/Holder (10/10) With the TUUK Lightspeed 2 holders and TUUK LS 2.1 steel, I'm glad I took a step down for these. I'm not a huge fan of the fusion steel. I never had to experience this, but I've seen too many times, where friends have had the fusion steel break catching passes in their skates. Also, I had to have my previous holders in the one90's shimmed to prevent the clicking noise that commonly occurred with the holders. Couldn't be happier with my current holders and steel. Weight (10/10) These are to date the lightest skate I've ever worn. A tad lighter that NBH Supreme one90's, but not by much, at least, it's not noticeable when skating. Protection (9/10) I have blocked multiple shots with these on and I've had no problem (granted I play in a adult league with no slap shots). I will say that with the hard shell skates, it still remains that if someone whacks me in the skate with their stick, the force seems to carry through the skate, but not a major issue. Durability (9.5/10) Have a few nicks and scuffs on the boot. Also, have a few chips in the holder. But, since I'm playing on three teams at the moment, the amount of wear and tear seems to be per usual. I'm just hoping the boot stays as stiff as my Supreme one90's did. Performance (10/10) Due to the increase in lateral stiffness of the boot (upgrading from my old skates), I am able to push through turns and accelerate with more control and force than before. I am not the greatest skater, but I like to move quick. So, upgrading to newer skates definitely improves things by a slight margin. These skates have the same feel as any other Bauer Supreme skate I've worn. Overall Assessment (97%) Overall, I'm happy with the purchase I made on these skates. Unfortunately, the local shops in my area were out of stock, so had to order them in my size, but I couldn't be happier. They are working out great. BOTTOM LINE - Solid skate. For the price range, you get a top notch skate without missing out on too many bells and whistles.
  3. It appears as though the only place I can get CCM U+12 skates is at hockey monkey. The one issue I have is that the skate comes with scalloped steel, which to me is just going to snap at some point. Any pair of skates I bought with that kind of steel (last time it was from Perani's). I got those switched it out no problem, but I talked to customer service at hockey monkey and they "can't change the skate". Is it possible I just wasn't explaining the issue properly, or is this really their policy? Like I said, I've never had an issue with this before, all the store is really doing is switching out stock of one for another (they're both the same price, I checked that).
  4. I am selling a pair of brand new, never worn, never baked pair of Easton Mako Ice Hockey Skates. I got them for free & I do not fit into Eastons. Like I said before, these are brand new in the box. Really nice skates and you can get them for much cheaper now than you can even when they go on clearance. I am asking $300 shipped to the US, Canada and elsewhere will have shipping added. Payment via PayPal. All sales final as once I sell them I have no way of knowing if you baked them or not. If you have any questions please ask. Pictures below Thanks
  5. HawksFan#4

    Strange skate fit problem

    I'm sure there might already be a thread on this topic, but I couldn't find it. I have been wearing Bauer supreme one60's this season in size 8.5 EE. My main problem is the width of the skate directly adjacent to my (very low) arch (the outside edge of my foot) being too tight and feeling like my foot is being crushed latterly. Also, my ankle bones do not sit in the pre formed ankle spots inside the boot, they sit lower and more forward toward the lace eyelets. While I'm sure that after more use my ankle will just wear their own dimple in the foam padding, it still causes pain after about an hour of hard skating. Before purchasing the supremes I also tried on a pair of vapors as we ass reebok. The vapors were completely the wrong shape, didn't seem to fit anywhere. When I tried the reeboks, they were too wide in the midfoot in both D and E. I'm just wondering if there is a particular skate that will work better for me? As I absolutely love bauer skates. Ps. I JUST pass the pencil test.
  6. It ma by too soon to ask, but from just a quality and longevity stand point which skate will last longer CCM crazy light, or Bauer nexus 1000?
  7. Just bought a new pair of U+ crazy lights, pulled them out of the box and noticed that the holder on the right boot seemed further forward than the holder on the left boot. I measured them and the holder on the right is about 2.25mm or 3/32 further forward than where the holder on the left boot is set. Has any one else seen this on new skates? Is this type of tolerance common on a pair of high end skates? Its hard to believe, because you can see 2.25 mm pretty easily. Seems like it would affect the pivot point on the balls of your feet? Do you guys think I should contact CCM? Thanks
  8. Selling a basically brand new pair of Mako skates, size 9R. I used these three times in mens league (baked them once) and I just can't get comfortable with the pitch adjustment. Skates are very comfortable, just not right for me. These skates are in just about perfect condition, see the pics. Please shoot me a PM if you have any questions. Asking $425 + shipping.
  9. Hey, I have a pair of Bauer skates, and just recently the ankle support/padding on the inside of my right skate has almost completely worn out, leaving a very uncomfortable piece of the skate digging into my ankle and causing chafing. Does anyone have any ideas about how to fix this? I tried putting another small piece of padding over it but it hasn't helped any. Maybe I should get them molded again, with the new padding in there?
  10. Graf ultra G3 size 8.0r and Bauer X60 7.5r which one is wider in the fore foot? No way for me to try on the grafs, the x 60 was to tight at the lowest two laces. Thanks for your help.
  11. english15x

    Reebok 18k Pump Skates

    For Sale: (1) pair of Reebok 18k Pump skates. Size: 7DBrand new in boxNever sharpenedImages: http://imageshack.us/f/703/aqtw.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/f/194/q7bt.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/f/89/00w9.jpg/ Selling these for a friend. Will have picture up shortly. You can see link here of what they are: http://www.hockeymonkey.com/reebok-hockey-skates-18k-pump-sr.html He is asking $500 shipped USA or $500 + shipping CAN They are currently $599 at Hockey Monkey or other LHS. Please comment, or PM me if you have any questions. Reason for edit: Added "Never sharpened".
  12. Gretsch

    Stiffness of Skates

    Can someone educate me on why the growing trend from skate manufacturers has been to produce stiffer and stiffer boots over the years? I picked up a Bauer Vapor and couldn't believe how stiff the boot felt. My understanding was that it is to the advantage and comfort of the skater to have some flexion in the book; this allows for the depth needed for the bending of the knees. Is there logic to having such a stiff skate or is it merely a trend than most have blindly been following without questioning?
  13. Durbin6

    Which Skates?

    Hi, I weigh just over 16st (235lbs) and I am in need of a new set of skates. I have been told because of my weight, I would destroy most skates in a matter of months. I also have a high arch and a wide foot if that makes a difference. What skates do you suggest I consider?
  14. JR Boucicaut

    Bauer Vapor APX2 Skate

    I FINALLY got to skate in these for the first time - after all of these months, with the move and new position with Total Hockey, free time was at a premium. Lacing them up in the room, they felt pretty good, as they did after I baked them. However, the true test was going to be on the ice. They are stiff. Really stiff. Which is okay, as I am liking a stiff boot nowadays. Heel was pretty locked in and I had a little pressure there, and a little on the right midfoot, but for all intents and purposes, it was a successful first skate. The holder, on the other hand, is going to take a while for me to get used to. Not that it's bad, but that it's different - and I made a mistake with the radius I did on them. I normally skate Supremes and those skates come with a 288mm holder and I had success with an 11' on it, however, this is 296 and they feel too long - and so my turning radius felt a bit shaky - as in the skate wants to turn quickly, but there's still blade on the ice so it was a bit counterproductive. I'm going to keep it on for another couple of skates and if it doesn't improve I may drop down to 9'. One thing that I took away from this was after I was done. Now, people who have skated with me know that after I take my skates off, I'm usually near tears - my feet swell under the outer mid-foot and I can barely walk for about 5 minutes. This has been the only skate I have worn in which this didn't happen, and that's really exciting for me. I was shocked, to be completely honest. No hotspots, no painful pressure at all. It's going to be a work in progress, but this is a completely different feeling from previous skates I've worn. Any questions, direct to the Initial Thoughts thread I have going in the Ice Equipment forum.
  15. Louie

    Selling Some Gear For a Friend

    A friend asked me to unload some things for him, don't hesitate to make an offer, NO trades: RBK 5K Elbow Pads - SOLD Large Used $20 $15 + shipping Nike Bauer Cage - SOLD Large Used, absolutely perfect $20 $10 + shipping Bauer 4-Rolls - SOLD 14" Black Used, absolutely perfect $80 $45 + shipping Nike Bauer Vapor XXXX Skates - SOLD 7.5EE Used, but in excellent shape, boots are still extremely stiff $100 $75 + shipping Nike Bauer Vapor XXXX Gloves - SOLD 14" Black Used, not holes or tears, structurally sound $40 + shipping Nike Bauer 9500 Helmet - SOLD Large Black Used, but in excellent shape, all certification stickers intact $75 $40 + shipping
  16. I sent an email to Bauer but never heard anything back. I was hoping you guys could give me some insight. Here is the email I sent: Hi, I recently purchased a pair of EE Bauer APX 2's. I play NCAA D3 hockey and I got them through my coach (who got them through Bauer). I had them heat molded, sharpened, and contoured at a reputable hockey shop. I have skated in Bauer's my entire life and have never had a problem.Before the APX 2's I have owned, XX's, XXX's, and X60's and loved them. With the APX 2's, I love the way the RIGHT skate fits and performs. However, I have noticed that I have a very hard time pushing off of the inside edge of my left skate. My left foot also suffers from considerable pain against the boot on the outside of my foot (just before the toes). Walking on the skates off of the ice, my left foot tends to wobble and my ankle rolls outwards. When I took the steel out of the holder, I could visibly tell that the steel was warped. When I stand straight up in the skates, my left ankle tends to roll outwards and I feel like I am on my outside edge (when I should feel neutral). When I push off with the right foot and glide on the left, the skate seems to wobble along the ice and it is hard to do crossovers to the right (its hard to do the toe flick). I have worked at a number of power skating camps and I have always prided myself on my skating ability. Thus said, I do not believe that my edge control problems with the left skate are the product of poor skating form. Looking at the skates from the bottom, I can see that the left holder is aligned slightly more towards the inside of the outsole than the right holder is on the right skate. If I place both of the skates flat on the outside of the boot on a desk, you can see that the angles of the steel in relation to the boot are far from the same. I have attached a video for your reference. (The skate on the right in the video is the "bad" left skate. I have skated on my current pair about 5 times a week for a couple of months and have noticed no improvement in the left skate. Once again, I've used Bauer's my whole life and I love the way my current right skate feels. I was wondering what you would recommend to solve the problem I am having with the left one. Thank you! ------You can watch the video here: Is this a fairly common problem? What would you recommend doing to fix the discrepancy without getting a new pair? Thanks!
  17. Jayseph101

    new skate foot pain

    I bought new skates recently, My right foot kills me.I've had them baked when I first got them,not sure it made a huge difference if I did or not.I have superfeet inserts and alot of people seem to swear by them, for me they don't seem to work. Would Dr Scholls insets help? Work better? Or some other sport insoles?
  18. JR Boucicaut

    Bauer Nexus 1000 Skate

    Foot spec - Wide forefoot, wide heel, small arch Last skate worn - Bauer Supreme TotalONE NXG Size - 10.5D Length of review - since August 2012 The Bauer Nexus line debuted in 2012, replacing the Flexlite (as a third skate for Bauer) line. The direction of the line was to offer a skate that would be more traditional in terms of technology, as well as an emphasis on comfort. The Nexus 1000 line is a standalone fit; the 800 on down fit more like the Flexlite did. Fit/Break-in - The Nexus 1000 is built on an oversize last; a D will actually be a true-to-last EE. The boot is pretty much straight-walled; the forefoot tends to be similar to a Vapor EE (albeit with a roomier toecap) however, the boot has a deeper fit and a relaxed lacing pattern, which ends to a wider heel. The skate fit me decently in this aspect; just a tad bit wider than what I've been using in the past few years. The instep was a little bit higher as well. Skate feels extremely supple inside; harkens back to how mid-90s Supreme skates used to feel, with the tan Clarino and plush padding. I baked them once; had a little bit of issues with the right skate, which was because I was overtightening them while lacing. Once I figured out the optimal lacing, my problems were minimal. The only glaring issue I had (and when I write these things, I try to put it in a global context; what may not work for me may work for you) was the tongue. It's a 52oz felt with a lace-bite guard. It had been years since I skated with a felt tongue, and quite frankly, I prefer a molded one nowadays. There were times in which I was fighting it; they would twist on me while I skated. I went ahead and flopped them, but since I was lacing them up fully, the break was before the metatarsal guard. I got to use them about 5 times after I did, and while it improved it slightly, it wasn't something I was fully able to solve. Break-in process went extremely well; it has been one, if not the quickest skates for me to break-in. 8.5/10 (deducted 1 point due to tongue) Performance - As I stated earlier; the line was geared towards those who prefer a traditional boot and put an emphasis on comfort over performance. You don't get the added perks that the Supreme and Vapor offer in terms of their quarter packages, however, you're not exactly getting a circa 1994 boot here. Not once did I feel limited by the skate in any way. One of my main concerns going in was the stiffness - I had said that in the Initial Thoughts thread as well as the LTR - but that thought was eviscerated once I hit the ice. It was plenty supportive on the foot, as well as giving me a bit of forgiveness in the ankle area, which is always a good thing. Don't get it twisted - this is a pro-level boot. 8.75/10 Blade/Holder - The skate comes with a LS2 holder and LS Fusion steel. Halfway throughout the review, I picked up a Step BlackSteel project to review, which has no bearing on this review, so I'll use my standard LS2 score from previous reviews. 9/10 Weight- The skate was not designed to be the skate for the gram-counters out there, however, it is surprisingly light; much lighter than skates in its class/spec. 8.5/10 Protection - When I do reviews for helmets, I mention I'm not a crash-test dummy. The same concept applies for my skate protection; if I'm by my defensive zone hash mark and it's not because I'm lining up for a faceoff, something wrong has happened. I don't get in front of shots. However, the Nexus 1000 does have a bit of padding to it; the internals consist of high-density foam with additional reinforcements. The outer quarter package is Tech Mesh, which was used on top-end non-Curv Vapors (X 7.0, X:60, XXXX, XXX, XX) so it should stand up to rigorous play. 9/10 Durability - I haven't had any issues with anything on the skate; the boots are well-made, no stitching issues, no major gouges, and the wear properties of the Clarino liner have always been strong. 10/10 Conclusion - All in all, it was a pleasant experience reviewing these skates. They've visually appealing, they perform well, and they fill a void in Bauer's lineup. You still see those guys out there with their older Supremes, Tacks or Grafs, and simply refuse to adapt to the technology-driven boots of today. With these, they can be with the times however still maintain the comfort level they are used to. While I like to be on the bleeding-edge of technology personally, these skates certainly didn't hold me back, and should meet your needs for a workhorse skate. Overall - 53.75/60 = 89% Shout-Outs - Once again, must thank Keith Duffy, who is the Sr. Skate Product Manager at Bauer Hockey, for supplying me with a pair. As with every manufacturer, I've always had an excellent rapport with Bauer and our discussions and feedback I have provided to them has been warmly received. Please address any questions you may have in my Initial Thoughts thread. Also, if you want to track the progress here is the Long-Term Review on the skate. It will still be updated to reflect any change on the product.
  19. Foot spec - Wide forefoot, wide heel, small arch Last skate worn - Bauer Supreme TotalONE Size - 10.5D I have tested Supreme skates for Bauer since 2004 - from 8090 to ONE90 to ONE95 to TotalONE to T1 NXG Length of review - since March 2012 Now to the details - Fit - The TotalONE NXG's pattern is identical to the TotalONE. We will address the changes between the two skates, but certainly won't be in this section. The skates felt very good out of the box; I had started out with the Stiff inserts and did not experience any of the initial problems that I did when I had TotalONE. I swapped the stock insoles out for my custom Superfeet that were in my previous skates. What is different this time around is that I a) did not have to do a rebake, which I normally did with every skate I've had, and b) I never had that "take these things off of my feet" feeling that I normally get with skates. Absolutely zero heel slip, which was something I marked the TotalONE down for in the last review. 9.75/10 Performance - When I reviewed TotalONE, I stressed how important it is to figuring out your optimal stiffness for the inserts. However, this time, I already knew what worked so once I got my XS inserts there wasn't a learning curve. HOWEVER - the biggest difference between that skate and this one is the tendon guard. The area around the tendon guard has been notched, and the tendon guard itself has been re-engineered. The difference is 5°, however, that equates to 15% more range of motion...and yes, it is noticeable. I had that "oh, damn" moment on my fifth time on the skates - started to realize how much more I was getting out of my stride; enough to go back to the TotalONE to see if it was there all along; it wasn't. Starts were very good, as well as cornering. At that point, it was fun to push the limits. 10/10 Blade/Holder - The skate comes with a LS2 holder and LS Fusion steel. Initially, I went ahead and put my old Fusion on there, but decided to take them off once I skated; they felt too low. Instead of putting the new Fusion steel back on, I had found a set of regular LS2 steel in my garage that was never sharpened, however cross-ground. I went ahead and just put that on instead; no knock against Fusion; cross-ground steel is exposed to the elements so just wanted to sharpen them before they rusted. The LS2 is a good holder; not my favorite, but it works. 9/10 Weight- On par with TotalONE, which I called "best in class" in my review two years ago. It still applies. 10/10 Protection - When I do reviews for helmets, I mention I'm not a crash-test dummy. The same concept applies for my skate protection; if I'm by my defensive zone hash mark and it's not because I'm lining up for a faceoff, something wrong has happened. I don't get in front of shots. The skates do feel solid though, they have since ONE95 and the introduction of ALIVE/Curv. One thing to note though, the 3Flex Inserts now have extended material - think Always maxi-pads with "wings." What is good about that is that it does offer more protection across the top of the foot against skate cuts and the like. 9.5/10 (.5 more from TotalONE due to the new inserts) Durability - My pair seems to be well-made. Stitching is spot-on, mount is spot-on, nothing alarming. The liner has not shown any issues of wear around the top eyelets (which was an issue due to the tongue construction of the TotalONE. The NXG tongue was changed with that in mind.) 10/10 Conclusion - I really enjoyed the previous iteration of this skate; they really worked well for me. The thought that the skate could be improved wasn't one that I really had - I expected a possible graphics package change but didn't expect that much more of an improvement when the NXG came around. Simply not true - I believe that the tweaks made do make it a better skate. Overall - 58.25/60 = 9.7/10 Shout-Outs - Once again, must thank Keith Duffy, who is the Sr. Skate Product Manager at Bauer Hockey, for supplying me with a pair. As with every manufacturer, I've always had an excellent rapport with Bauer and our discussions and feedback I have provided to them has been warmly received. Please address any questions you may have in my Initial Thoughts thread. Also, if you want to track the progress (the past month hadn't been reported, lots of work on MSH) here is the Long-Term Review on the skate. It will still be updated to reflect any change on the product.